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Old 01-30-2017, 12:10 PM
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Default Is this truss rod looking good?

Hi,

After a long time without changing strings, and some extreme weather changes we experienced in my country lately, I went ahead and changed strings yesterday evening.

Today I realized that the truss rod needs to be slightly released to eliminate the buzzing, and when I opened the truss rod cover I found out that the truss rod hole is round.

Is this how it is supposed to be? The allen wrench doesn't fit in at all.

I tried to take a photo as sharp as possible.

Thanks
Maurice
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:38 PM
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http://www.kensmithbasses.com/faqs/

What comes with my Smith Bass
BSR, BT & CR Models
  1. 1/8″ wrench for the truss rod (included)
  2. 3mm wrench for Soapbar pickups with pole pieces
    (DO NOT USE THIS WRENCH FOR THE TRUSS ROD)
  3. .050 wrench for bridge height adjustment
If it is rounded, then possibly someone was using the wring wrench or not putting the right one all the way in before turning the nut.
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